The first event was a screening and discussion of A Single Man on March 14th 2010 at Chapter Arts Centre. 80-90 people attended a panel discussion involving academics from Cardiff University: Dr Paul Keedwell (Dept. of Psychological Medicine), Dr Iain Morland (Dept. of English, Communication and Philosophy), Dr Jonathan Scourfield (School of Social Sciences), and Susan Bisson (School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies). The panel and audience were invited to debate some of the issues raised by the film, focusing on the issues of psychological disorders, grief and bereavement, suicide, and sexuality.
The second Cardiff sciSCREEN event was a screening and discussion of The Wolfman on March 29th 2010 at Chapter Arts Centre. 70-75 people attended a panel discussion involving academics from Cardiff University and the University of Glamorgan: Dr Ian Jones (Dept. of Psychological Medicine), Dr Kier Waddington (School of History and Archaelogy), Dr Rebecca Williams (Communication, Culture and Media Studies Research Unit, University of Glamorgan), and Dr Joan Haran, (Centre for Economic and Social Aspects of Genomics [Cesagen]). The panel and audience discussed questions including, why we are so fascinated with the monstrous and the anomalous, the rise in popularity of the gothic in film, the historical treatment of madness, personal transformations, and trigger events for psychiatric disorders.
*These events were sponsored by the British Science Association as part of Science and Engineering Week 2010.